Case lube

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Elkeater, Dec 12, 2019.


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  1. Elkeater

    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    whats everyone using? I’ve been using Hornady case lube but it’s recently giving me issues so I went back to my old Lee case lube but I’m about out of that so time for a new product.
     
  2. Frog4aday

    Frog4aday Well-Known Member

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    Ha! Well, you just listed the two I use, so I guess we are both watching to see what is 'hot' in the lube dept these days.
     
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  3. RICHARD PERRETT

    RICHARD PERRETT Well-Known Member

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    just out of curiosity what were the issues with hornady one shot case lube ?
     
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  4. Elkeater

    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    I switched over to a Redding FL sizer and when I did I started getting stuck cases. I cleaned the die and it’s still happening. No issue with the lee case lube it’s just not as fast and clean as the Hornady.
     
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  5. Sykes

    Sykes Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Redding imperial wax is pretty good stuff
     
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  6. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    if you're using one shot spray lube , be sure to follow the directions . the directions call for a short waiting period , to allow the lube to dry . I used one shot with good results on shorter cases like the 222 , or 308 . I never had much luck with longer cases , like a 7mm rem mag , or 300 wby . I'm using the RCBS lube on a pad that I roll the case through . I then wipe the lube off by using carb cleaner on a rag . not as easy as spray lube , but I haven't stuck a case since I went back to the lube pad . I've noticed the shorter cases size with less effort , more consistent shoulder bump too .
     
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  7. oldfortyfiveauto

    oldfortyfiveauto Well-Known Member

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    Imperial works well, but I've pretty much settled in on Froglube paste.
     
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  8. Skimbleshanks

    Skimbleshanks Well-Known Member

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    Lee is what I've been using. Just about out, probably going to get more.
     
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  9. logman48

    logman48 Active Member

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    I've had good results with Imperial Sizing Wax. A little goes a long way.
     
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  10. sedancowboy

    sedancowboy Well-Known Member

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    If you will try Hornady Unique you will not go back to sprays. A little bit will do and it is good for your hands. Wipe it off with a rag and alcohol.
     
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  11. Mram10us

    Mram10us Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I changed over to 99% isopropyl alcohol mixed with liquid lanolin. Works better than anything I’ve used
     
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  12. jd5521

    jd5521 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I use imperial dry neck lune on the necks and then roll the case body in rcbs lube. Never had an issue.
     
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  13. cjl2010

    cjl2010 Well-Known Member

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    Same
     
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  14. tdot

    tdot Well-Known Member

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    Mind sharing the recipe and how you use it?
     
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